Friday Drive

Fridays 4PM

Presented by Gemma Purves

Gemma is relatively new to Eastside Radio and joined the drive team in late 2015, yet her association with the medium goes back to childhood, pre OH&S where she could often be found snoozing in a basinet under a desk at our national broadcaster’s old HQ in Kings Cross. Fast forward a few years she finds herself back in her hometown after over a decade working in financial media and living in London.

On Friday Drive she’ll not just fill you in on the best and perhaps underreported events happening around town but also keep you up to date on the local issues that matter and what our local councils are up to. We’ll also pay special attention to inclusive events and policy– having spent time as a carer Gemma is aware that inclusive events and venues can improve life not just for those with disabilities but their friends and families also.

The music will be slightly less experimental than her earlier graveyard time slot, but will give priority to the new, the local, and touring plus whatever earworm has infected her head over the previous week.

Follow her on twitter @gspurves, or email her at fridaydrive@eastsidefm.org.

Recent Episodes

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 15th December, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 15th December, 2017
Gregory Porter - Miss Otis Regrets
RELEASE: Nat King Cole & Me - LABEL: Blue Note
Sarah McKenzie - Bye Bye Blackbird
RELEASE: Don't Tempt Me
Queen Porter Stomp - Muddy Shores
RELEASE: Queen Porter Stomp
Gian Slater & The Hieronymus Trio - Love is Patient
RELEASE: Where the Rest of the World Begins
The Catholics - Ah-Kh-Hah
RELEASE: Global Rhythms - Live 2010 - LABEL: Eastside Records
Trombone Shorty - Mrs Orleans
RELEASE: For True
Soweto String Quartet,Thami Khemese,Reuben Khemese,Makhosini Mnguni,Sandile Khemese - Take Five
RELEASE: Our World - LABEL: BMG Africa/ Click2music/ Colossal Records
Mingus Amongst Us - Boogie Stop Shuffle
RELEASE: Live at Foundry 616
Gian Slater & The Hieronymus Trio - Crows Will Still Fly
RELEASE: Where the Rest of the World Begins
Janet Seidel - Black Coffee
RELEASE: Dont Smoke in Bed - LABEL: La Brava Music
Trout Fishing in Quebec - Puddleglum
RELEASE: Incentivation
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba - Musow Fanga
RELEASE: Ba Power - LABEL: Indigo
Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba - Bassekouni
RELEASE: Ba Power - LABEL: Indigo
Pink Martini - 12 Ocho Kandelikas (Eight Little Candles)
RELEASE: Joy to the World - LABEL: Heinz Records
Grace Barbe - Tou Lannwit
RELEASE: Welele! - LABEL: Afrotropik
Emily Wurramara & Black Smoke - Black Smoke
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 - LABEL: Eastside Radio

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 8th December, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 8th December, 2017
Vince Jones - Rainbow Cake
RELEASE: Virtue
Dan Barnett with guests Tricia Evy & Kelly Ottaway - They Can't Take That Away From Me
RELEASE: Walkin' Shoes - LABEL: Sony Studios
Dan Barnett with guests Tricia Evy & Kelly Ottaway - Street Of Dreams
RELEASE: Walkin' Shoes - LABEL: Sony Studios
Emma Pask - Samba Da Minha Terra
RELEASE: Cosita Divina - LABEL: Independent
Judy Bailey - New Orleans Second Line
RELEASE: Australian Masters/Jazz Legends - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Soul Messengers - I'm Your Dog
RELEASE: Vision & Faith - LABEL: Soul Messengers
Sheila Jordan - Japanese Dream/What'll I Do
RELEASE: Heart
Jo Fabro Quintet - Roadside Assistance
RELEASE: JFQ
Frank Sinatra Feat. Count Basie & His Orchestra - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
RELEASE: It Might As Well Be Swing - LABEL: Reprise
Topology & The Australian Voices - We Took The Children From Their Mothers (Paul Keating)
RELEASE: The Singing Politician - LABEL: Topology
Christian Scott - Rewind That
RELEASE: Rewind That
Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Hippodelphia
RELEASE: Live at "The Club"
Greg Poppleton And The Bakelite Broadcasters - Stormy Weather
RELEASE: Doin the Charleston - LABEL: Independent
Eugene Hideaway Bridges - Take Me Back to Perth
RELEASE: Hold On a Little Bit Longer - LABEL: Blue Armadillo
Ska Cubano - Soy Campesino
RELEASE: Womadelaide: Sounds Of The Planet 2009 - LABEL: Shock Records
On The Stoop - Zulu Foxtrot Sierra
RELEASE: Home

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 1st December, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 1st December, 2017
All Our Exes Live In Texas - I'm Gonna Get My Heart Cut Out
RELEASE: When We Fall
Australian Art Orchestra, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter. - Wash My Soul In The River's Flow
RELEASE: Ruby - LABEL: Australian Art Orchestra
JOSEPH TAWADROS, JAMES TAWADROS - Four Sols
RELEASE: Live at Abbey Road
Jimblah - My Island Home
RELEASE: Deadly Hearts - LABEL: ABC Music
Don Burrows & James Morrison - (You'd Be So) Easy to Love
RELEASE: In Good Company - LABEL: ABC jazz
The Vampires - Freedom song
RELEASE: The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke - LABEL: Earshift music
Jonathan Zwartz - Peter Jones
RELEASE: The remembering & forgetting of the air - LABEL: Independent
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - People Don't Get What They Deserve
RELEASE: Miss Sharon Jones! - LABEL: Daptone Records
Carmen Lundy - What's Your Story, Morning Glory
RELEASE: Soul To Soul - LABEL: Afrasia Productions
Xylouris White - Short Rhapsody
RELEASE: Xylouris White - LABEL: Universal Music Australia
Miriam Waks - Black Coffee
RELEASE: Waksing Lyrical
Hieronymus Trio - Bad Vibes
RELEASE: Hieronymustrio
Ska Cubano - Soy Campesino
RELEASE: Womadelaide: Sounds Of The Planet 2009 - LABEL: Shock Records
Soul Messengers - I'm Your Dog
RELEASE: Vision & Faith - LABEL: Soul Messengers
Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble feat. Gregory Porter and Lisa Fischer - 13 - Heart and Soul
RELEASE: Sing Me Home - LABEL: Sony Music
Aretha Franklin - A Rose Is Still A Rose
RELEASE: A Rose Is Still A Rose - LABEL: Arista

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 24th November, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 24th November, 2017
Emily Wurramara - Black Boy
RELEASE: Deadly Hearts - LABEL: ABC Music
Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band - That Old Black Magic
RELEASE: Algo Bueno - LABEL: Disconforme
Janet Seidel - Harlem Nocturne.
RELEASE: Winter Moon
Etta james - I Just Want To Make Love To You
RELEASE: The Very Best Of The Blues - LABEL: Nascente
Various Artists - Tequila
RELEASE: New Orleans Funk Vol 2 - The Second Line Strut - LABEL: Soul Jazz Records
Clayton Doley - Waiting for the Coffee
RELEASE: Bayou Billabong - LABEL: HiFi-Doley-T
Peter Dasent - Glad Rags
RELEASE: songs for piano - LABEL: Armchair Records
Miriam Lieberman - Summertime Again
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records
Grace Barbe Afro Kreol - Welele!
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
Nina Simone - Misunderstood
RELEASE: Nina Simones finest hour - LABEL: 2000
Ska Cubano - Soy Campesino
RELEASE: Womadelaide: Sounds Of The Planet 2009 - LABEL: Shock Records

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 17th November, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 17th November, 2017
Black Seeds - Lost in the Bush
RELEASE: Fabric
Declan Kelly Presents Diesel n'Dub - Short Memory (feat. Radical Sun)
RELEASE: Diesel n Dub - LABEL: Diaspora Music
Sandy Evans - Passive Resistance, No Regrets
RELEASE: Kapture - LABEL: Rufus Records
Emma Pask - Batucada
RELEASE: Cosita Divina - LABEL: Independent
Silke Eberhard - Ding Dong
RELEASE: SIMA International Womens Jazz Festival 2017
Frances Madden - La Vie en Rose/ I Love Paris
RELEASE: Live Recordings Compilation CD
Angela Davis - Nola's Waltz
RELEASE: Lady Luck - LABEL: Nicholas Records, Marca Successful Music, Empire Theatres Foundations
Hieronymus Trio with Emma Stephenson - (Single) - GLAD TO BE SAD
RELEASE: Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival 2016 (Presented By SIMA) - LABEL: Various
Esperanza Spalding - Funk the Fear
RELEASE: Emilys D+Evolution - LABEL: Concord Records/ Universal Music
Andrea Keller - Hackensack
RELEASE: Andrea Keller - LABEL: Head Records
Tim Rogers & The Bamboos - Easy
RELEASE: Best of Blues & Roots - LABEL: Universal Music/ ABC Music
Sammy Davis Jr - Bye Bye Blackbird
RELEASE: Greatest Songs
The Black Seeds - Everybody Knows
RELEASE: Fabric - LABEL: Remote Control
Ska Cubano - Soy Campesino
RELEASE: Womadelaide: Sounds Of The Planet 2009 - LABEL: Shock Records
David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness - Moskovits & Loops Of It
RELEASE: French Essentials III - LABEL: Bureau Export de la Musique Francaise
Paul Kelly - Down On the Jetty (feat. Vika Bull & Linda Bull)
RELEASE: Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions - LABEL: ABC Music/ Universal Music Group
Emily Wurramara - Stomping Ground
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2016 Live - LABEL: Eastside Records

Friday Drive - 04:00pm - Friday 10th November, 2017

Playlist
Friday Drive - 12:00am Friday 10th November, 2017
Alice Terry - Emotion
RELEASE: Global Rhythms 2017 - LABEL: Eastside Radio
The Crooked Fiddle Band - Neptune's Fool
RELEASE: Moving Pieces of the Sea - LABEL: Birds Robe Records
Soul Messengers - I'm Your Dog
RELEASE: Vision & Faith - LABEL: Soul Messengers
Jeff Duff Band - Life on Mars
RELEASE: Lost in the Stars
Carmen Lundy - What's Your Story, Morning Glory
RELEASE: Soul To Soul - LABEL: Afrasia Productions
Ross McHenry - Fear Not
RELEASE: The Outsiders - LABEL: First Word